Dr William Niu
Smart Services CRC
Phone: +61 2 9351 5711
School of Information Technologies
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia
Ontological reasoning, context-aware computing, pervasive personalisation, scrutable personalisation, mobile personalisation.
In 2003 William completed his bachelor degree in Computer Science with First-class Honours from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
In 2004, he started a PhD under Professor Judy Kay's supervision with a university/faculty scholarship (UPA-cofunded),
and later on he also received a top-up scholarship from the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre.
He completed his PhD in 2008.
William's thesis is "Ontological Reasoning about Location for Indoor Pervasive Computing Environments".
The objective is to build a flexible framework for ontological reasoning in
the pervasive computing environment.
The thesis exploits three aspects of pervasive computing with this
framework: location conflict resolution, personalisation, and system explanation.